Search Results: "J. Klassen"


BOOK REVIEW

CATS’ NIGHT OUT by Caroline Stutson
ANIMALS
Released: March 23, 2010

"Playful and silly, the text takes readers from two to 20 cats; quibble aside, a comely counting book. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Sounds of jazz, blues, the twist and the tango drift through a city's streets as coupled cats cavort on a Saturday night. Read full book review >

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WE FOUND A HAT by Jon Klassen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Beguiling. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Rounding out what is now being called the Hat Trilogy, Klassen presents the story of two tortoises that find a hat. Read full book review >

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I WANT MY HAT BACK by Jon Klassen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"Cynical on wry. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Klassen's coy effort combines spare illustration, simple, repetitive text and a "payback's a bear" plot. Read full book review >

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THIS IS NOT MY HAT by Jon Klassen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"Hats off! (Picture book. 4-8)"
Klassen combines spare text and art to deliver no small measure of laughs in another darkly comic haberdashery whodunit. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DANCE HALL AT SPRING HILL by Duke Klassen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 25, 1996

"Hits and misses, then, though all touched at least somewhere with the genuine breath of life."
As part of the Minnesota Voices Project, newcomer Klassen offers 15 stories varying in quality, originality, and polish—all set in small-town and farmland Minnesota. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DARK by Lemony Snicket
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 2, 2013

"A lovely if uneven offering about a common childhood fear. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Are you afraid of the dark? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOU ARE THREE by Sara O'Leary
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2017

"Three cheers for 3: hip-hip hooray! (Picture book. 2-4)"
O'Leary and Klassen's third installment in their picture-book series about early childhood ages and stages is every bit as delightful as its predecessors, You Are One and You Are Two (both 2016). Read full book review >

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THE HIDDEN GALLERY by Maryrose Wood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 22, 2011

"Includes frequent full-page line drawings, not seen. (Melodrama. 10-12)"
The plot thickens but is still far from crystallizing in this madcap sequel to The Mysterious Howling (2010). Read full book review >

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YOU ARE ONE by Sara O'Leary
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2016

"Much better books fill the baby-to-toddler shelves. (Picture book. 0-3)"
O'Leary celebrates the many things a child has learned how to do over the course of the first year of life in this first of a three-part series. Read full book review >

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PAX by Sara Pennypacker
Kirkus Star
by Sara Pennypacker, illustrated by Jon Klassen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"Moving and poetic. (Animal fantasy. 9-13)"
A motherless boy is forced to abandon his domesticated fox when his father decides to join soldiers in an approaching war. Read full book review >

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SAM AND DAVE DIG A HOLE by Mac Barnett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Poor Sam and Dave. Lucky readers. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When Sam and Dave dig a hole, readers get "something spectacular." Read full book review >